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The Department of Environmental Conservation's focus extends from the ecology and management of fish and wildlife populations, trees, forests, watersheds and landscapes to the physical, social, and policy aspects of conservation involving urban forests, human habitat, and sustainable building. The study of biology, sociology, policy, engineering, building science, and resource management encompasses rural, suburban, and urban environments. The unifying focus of all these activities is on the stewardship of healthy and sustainable ecosystems that provide important human and community benefits. ECO is one of 16 departments in the College of Natural Sciences.

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12:00 pm MS Defense – Joseph Pellegrino –...
MS Defense – Joseph Pellegrino –...
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Joseph Pellegrino, an MS candidate in Environmental Conservation, will defend his professional paper entitled, “Modeling Ecohydrology, Ecosystem Services, and Environmental Justice in an Urban Environment.” on 3/22/17 at 12:00 pm in Holdsworth 312A. His exam[...]
12:20 pm Seminar, “The Alpha and Omega of...
Seminar, “The Alpha and Omega of...
Mar 23 @ 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm
  University of Massachusetts Amherst, College of Natural SciencesDepartment of Environmental Conservation Seminar Series   Friday, March 23, 2017 12:20 – 1:10 PMDesign Building 170   The Alpha and Omega of Persuasion for Conservation Jessica Nolan, University[...]
all-day Advising Week for Fall
Advising Week for Fall
Mar 26 – Mar 30 all-day
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  Eco “Greening” the Community After vandals stole trees that had been planted at the Square One Daycare facility, ReGreen Springfield, a local nonprofit tree advocacy and planting group, quickly took action to donate and replant replacement trees, free of charge. Pictured here are ReGreen Springfield Members, including UMass student Todd Beals (L) and UMass […]

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Undergraduate Study in ECo


Study Sustainable Construction Management, Green Building, Materials, and Engineering
with a B.S. in Building and Construction Technology.
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Study the Environment
with a B.S. in Environmental Science .
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Study Environmental Conservation, Fisheries Ecology & Conservation, Forest Ecology & Conservation, Urban Forestry & Arboriculture, Water Resources, Wildlife Ecology & Conservation
with a B.S. in Natural Resources Conservation.
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All of these programs also offer a Minor.


Study Urban Forestry & Arboriculture
with an A.S. in Arboriculture and Community Forest Management.
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